Friday, October 14, 2005
Weekend with friends!!
Friday afternoon, we all met up at the new ferry "Dokter Wagemaker" here on Texel. I think all of us except one, who is one of the director in this ferry, was our first time to go with this. And then to IJmuiden.. for the next ferry the "Duke of Scandinavia" going to New Castle. We've board in at around six. After taking the luggage to our respected rooms we gather at the lounge for drinks and wait for dinner, which was rather booked very late, at nine. I didn't drink except a glas of mineral water, as i had an empty stomach. Well, the meal was great! Buffet of lots of different kinds of salad and a few warm meals.
Arriving Saturday morning, took the bus to the centre, after a cup of coffee at the 'Starbucks cafe', we got in to the city sightseeing bus, along the way we stopped at the Millinium Bridge and went to the Art gallery. After that we resume our tour and then back to the centre for lunch. WOW! It was so busy everywhere and i think we had spent an hour walking, looking for a place for lunch and finally ended at the pub 'Northumberland arms??..sorry i am not really sure if that's the name of the pub. After lunch we had less than an hour before going back to the bus for the ferry, not much time to go shopping but i manage to go in to Waterstones bookstore and bought two books(not cross stitch), as i have difficulty buying English books here on the island. At six PM we are back at the ferry, the rest went for drinks as dinner was scheduled very late...at 9PM. After dinner stayed for a few more drinks till midnight and then went in. We arrived around 9:30AM in IJmuiden and drive straight to 'Snowplanet'. The last activity for this outing.
Will write more about this next time as i have to get ready for work....